Dusseldorf has built up a great reputation for its modern art collections. The best of these is the K20 art gallery. The building itself has a stunning wave design, while inside you can look at works by Picasso, Matisse and Mondrian. Its sister gallery, the K21, is even more modern – only pieces from 1980 onwards!
Dusseldorf may be known for being a financial powerhouse, but it’s also filled with stunning parklands. One of the most central (and nearest to the promenade) is the Hofgarten. It’s Germany’s oldest public park, but the real reason to visit it is to enjoy the quiet lakes and huge old trees in the middle of a metropolis.
The city’s most glamorous street – the Konigsallee (King’s Alley) and with a name like that, you’d expect it to be grand! Walk by its canal and get ready to blow your spending money on luxury designer labels. Handily, the street also has some upmarket eateries where you can enjoy an indulgent lunch.
The tower marks the start of the Media Harbour, a waterfront of gleaming buildings and rows of boats. On ground level, the Media Harbour has a huge range of restaurants and bars, making this a thriving place perfect for enjoying a bite to eat.
Hop on a train to nearby Cologne. Visit the gorgeous gothic Cologne cathedral, head to the Chocolate museum and indulge in some samples as you go round or take some time out at the Flora & Botanical garden. There is plenty to see and do on a day trip here.
Take a step back in time and head to the Old Town. Check out the statue-dotted squares, colourful townhouses and medieval churches before joining the party at ‘the longest bar in the world’. The Altstadt has this nickname because it has over 260 bars packed into half a square kilometre!
Düsseldorf’s Old Town (Altstadt) is known as ‘the longest bar in the world’ because there are over 300 bars packed into half a square kilometre. While you’re there, you should also try the locally brewed Altbier. Meanwhile, MedienHafen is the place to be for chic cocktail bars and fine dining eateries.
As a bustling metropolis, Düsseldorf is supplemented with its U-Bahn (underground), tram and S-Bahn (rail) and bus services. A DüsseldorfCard gives you unlimited use of public transport as well as discounted entry to most of the city’s main sights.
With over 300 bars packed into half a square kilometre you will be spoilt for choice. One good optin would be to visit the Uerige bar. A craft brewery with a warm welcome, superb décor and a great atmosphere. Take a seat at one of the benches and try some of the many beers on offer and there is the chance to sample some local delights as well.
The "Ko" is home to Dusseldorf's designer shops and boutiques - a great place to pick up that special something or to window shop and people watch if that something is out of reach.
The city's historic old town offers quaint narrow cobbled streets lined with traditional buildings. Also known as the longest bar in the world with over 300 pubs and clubs in its tightly packed atmospheric streets.
Revitalised from the old storehouses that used to litter this area, media harbour has been transformed ionto a showcase of modern architecture
Designed in an "English" style, the Hofgarten is Dusseldorf's green lung and a beautiful tranquil escape from the city.
240 metres high, the Rhine tower affords spectacular views from its panoramic revolving restaurant.
The Königsallee (King’s Boulevard) is a tree-lined avenue complete with upmarket designer boutiques. For famous brands with less eye-popping price tags, Schadowstrasse features many malls and department stores.